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Ectoine and sulforaphane as active ingredients in dermocosmetic products

July 8, 2020
Ectoine and dermocosmetics

Beauty and health care combined

“Prevention over cure” is the phrase currently trending in the beauty industry. Over the past years, consumers’ focus has shifted towards skincare products that go beyond protection, to preventing skin damage and supporting various skin conditions.

Dermocosmetics is the junction of cosmetics and dermatology, the point where beauty meets healthcare. The term refers to specialized skincare products that are formulated for precisely defined skin types, and are designed to be hypoallergenic, while featuring sophisticated and advanced ingredients.

Ectoine: the natural protectant of our skin

Ectoine is a natural compound contained in several species of bacteria, called extremophilic. It serves to stabilize the physiological properties of the cells and protect them from external osmotic stress, caused by high salinity, heat, loss of water and UV irradiation.

Ectoine can be beneficial for the human body, in the same manner that it helps these microorganisms survive under extreme environmental conditions. People can be daily exposed to high temperature, UV radiation, wind, water and air pollution, factors that can have a long-term impact on the skin.

This powerful ingredient is applied in dermocosmetics, in skincare products and sunscreens, as it protects the skin from the sun and provides outstanding hydration and anti-aging activity. Ectoine can contribute to the prevention of stress mediators and the natural protection of cells, while acting as an antioxidant, and has lubrication and hydration effects, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activity.

VIO Chemicals offers high quality synthetic ectoine, with low biological burden, which makes it, readily suitable for all applications.

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Sulforaphane for cell rejuvenation and protection from the sun

Sulforaphane (SFN) is a natural compound occurring in cruciferous vegetables with multiple benefits for health. It has been known for years as a chemopreventive agent, while numerous publications and clinical studies have described and examined its efficacy and underlying mechanisms of action for the protection of cell against inflammation, toxicity, and chronic diseases.

Sulforaphane is used in skincare products and sunscreens, as it mobilises the cellular defence system, and offers a range of benefits: cell rejuvenation, protection from UV radiation, antioxidant and anti-aging action.

VIO Chemicals offers synthetically produced and stabilized sulforaphane, accurately tailored to the requirements of the dermocosmetics market.

Learn more about sulforaphane.